The Drill Plus Review
- Publisher: Spotcat Studio
- Genre: Action
- Released: 25 Feb, 2011
- Size: 17.4 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Fun visuals and effects.
- Somewhat unique concept with a challenging final level.
- Rocking background music.
- No real gameplay depth, simply tap when in trouble and run in to everything.
- Default sensitivity quite high, however adjustment options are available.
Unless you're feeling generous, stick to the ad-supported version of The Drill - you get almost the same amount of content and gameplay, which is amusing, but only for a short time.
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If you feel the burning need to follow the manly quest of one man to drill his way to a brand new universe, then strap yourself in for The Drill Plus by Spotcat Studio.
Although 'The Drill' is already available for free, the Plus paid version removes adverts and adds additional story elements, but unfortunately there's not enough to do to truly warrant this paid jump. Your task, should you undertake it, is to tilt your iOS device, moving your character back and forth to pop 'enemies' (though they don't fight back and are often cute and plushy) while deploying your drill or collecting power-ups to pierce through hazards that will deplete your health with each hit.
This gets old within the first level and in fact you're unlikely to see anything particularly unique until the fifth and final level when you face off against what I can only assume is a god while a third of the level is spent with the objects wavering back and forth. The only real highlight of the game is the amusing collection of cartoonish designs and special effects to emphasize your drill, but the whole game is essentially static making it hard to keep the excitement and energy implied in the first few moment active throughout the entire game.
The Drill Plus is an amusing title, but it lacks depth and the skill requirements for all but the last level boil down to spamming your dash attack and collecting power-ups. For now, stick to the free version - the adverts are a small price to pay for the few moments of amusement you'll get out of it.
Description|\\\> KOTAKU'S GAMING APP OF THE DAY FOR MARCH 25!
|\\\> A NEW SUB-GENRE IS BORN! DRILL-EM-UP! ONLY ONE IN THE APPSTORE RIGHT NOW!
|\\\\\\>"While I can't say The Drill Plus is a can't-put-it-down must, it is engaging and I admire both the self-deprecation of the design and its ease of use. Accelerometer games sometimes outsmart themselves by getting too technical with the controls. The Drill Plus doesn't." - KOTAKU
|\\\\\\>"Somewhat unique concept with a challenging final level."- APPSPY
|\\\\\\>" I’m still not quite sure what the heck it’s all about, but I did quite enjoy tilting ‘n’ drilling my way through this amusing little oddity."-IFANZINE
|\\\\\\>"I’m here today to talk about a rare sub-genre of shoot-em-up (shmup) games called drill-em-ups. You see, specimens of this genre are so rare, that I can only think of one that’s available on the iPhone, the aptly titled The Drill Plus" - NINEOVERTEN
|\\\> The game supports 2nd Gen, 3rd Gen, and 4th Gen iOS Devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
|\\\> NO. 1 DRILL GAME IN APPSTORE!
|\\\> Became theappwhisperer.com's APP OF THE DAY!
|\\\> Featured as one of the best free games of the day (Feb.25) by Thegametrail!
|\\\> Rated 4/5 RECOMMENDED by nineoverten.com before update!
|\\\> There's no turning back! Destroy them all with your one drill or DIE! It's Drilling Time!
|\\\> Defeat monsters from another dimension, headed by THE ANGRY BEARD!
Drill your way to awesomeness as you help our hero become awesome! And if you're already awesome... then be more awesome!
THIS IS THE PLUS VERSION
AD FREE EXPERIENCE!
The Drill takes advantage of the iPhone's tilt and touch gameplay. Make your character drill everything in its path to drill his way to awesomeness!
*Old school video game sensibilites that will test your patience and determination to rule this game!
*Simple, engaging and easy-to-pick-up gameplay!
*Contains story mode and endless mode!
*20+ enemy drillables with a few surprises!
*5 challenging levels!
*Beat the challenge! Master the POWER!
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